Ruin of Rebellion


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Ruin of Rebellion

  1. 1. Speaker: G. Reala
  2. 2. 1 Samuel 15:10-23 10 Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, 11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night. 12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
  3. 3. 1 Samuel 15:10-23 13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the Lord: I have performed the commandment of the Lord. 14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? 15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
  4. 4. 16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on. 17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel? 18 And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.
  5. 5. 19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord? 20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.
  6. 6. 21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal. 22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
  7. 7. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
  8. 8. Ilonggo Ang PAGSUPAK sa iya pareho kalain sang pagkababaylan , kag ang pagkadi-matinumanon pareho kalaut sang pagsimba sa mga diosdios. Tungod kay ginsikway mo ang mga sugo sang GUINOO, gin sikway kaman niya subong hari.” 23
  9. 9. Ilonggo Nagsiling si Samuel, “ Ano bala ang ginapasulabi sang GUINOO? Ang pagtuman bala ukon ang mga dulot kag mga halad? LABING MAAYO PA ANG PAGTUMAN SA IYA SANG SA PAGHALAD SA IYA SANG PINAKA MAAYO NA KARNERO. ” 22
  10. 10. I. Introduction A. God has our best interests in mind. a. b. c. His commands are for our benefit, not to keep us from enjoying life. Disobeying the Lord usually makes our lives more difficult and complicated. Only when we are submitted to Him can we be assured of the full measure of His blessing.
  11. 11. II. The Nature of Rebellion A. Definition: Rebellion is an act against established order and authority. i. ii. It can be defiance against God’s will or resistance to leadership He has ordained. When we insist on doing things our way, we reveal our pride and selfishness
  12. 12. B. Saul, the first king of Israel, paid a price for his rebellion against God. i. The Lord wanted to punish the nation of Amalek for how they had treated the Israelites. ii. He commanded Saul to destroy the nation completely—putting to death not just their army, but all the people and animals as well. iii. However, Saul spared the king and the best of the livestock.
  13. 13. III. God’s View of rebellion • Disobeying God is as serious as idolatry and witchcraft. – Scripture says, ―Rebellion is as the sin of divination, and insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry‖ 1 Samuel 15:23
  14. 14. • Rebellion isn’t limited to disregarding the Lord’s specific commands to us. – Not only omitting but doing against – It includes transgressing the moral guidelines given in His Word. – They are designed to protect us in every area of our lives.
  15. 15. • God has ordained two primary types of authority. – He is the ultimate authority “ And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. ― Matt. 28:18 – Delegated authority: to governments, business leaders, parents, pastors, coaches, and other leaders. Otherwise, we would have anarchy.
  16. 16. IV. We rebel against god by… • Refusing to obey His calling. • Instead, we should follow the specific instructions God gives us. • Pursuing what He forbids. • When we violate the commands of Scripture, we are in rebellion. • For instance, a man should not seek an intimate relationship with someone else’s wife.
  17. 17. • Pursuing the right things, but in the wrong way. – There is nothing wrong with wanting a promotion at work. – But if we criticize and gossip about others in order to appear more competent, our actions become rebellion. • Pursuing godly goals, but on our schedule. – God has not only a correct way for us to pursue our objectives, but also a specific time. – For instance, a 16-year-old may find a wonderful young man she wants to marry, but most teenagers aren’t ready for the life-long commitment of marriage.
  18. 18. • Before making any major decision, ask yourself, ―What is the wisest thing to do?‖ • Don’t make a move until you get a clear answer. • Resist the temptation to compare your possessions with someone else’s. • Instead, ask God what He wants you to have. • When you surrender to the Lord Jesus, you will have life at its very best.
  19. 19. V. The reasons for our rebellion includes…. • Doubting the Word of God. – At particular crossroads, disobedience to God can ruin our lives. – He will forgive us but won’t always choose to eliminate the consequences. – For instance, Eve’s life changed dramatically because she ate the forbidden fruit
  20. 20. • Pride – Arrogant people demand their own way—and want it immediately. – The Devil lies to us and says that unless we get something now, we will never have it.
  21. 21. • Bitterness and Resentment. – Bitterness: difficult to accept – Resentment: aggrieved feelings caused by a sense of having been badly treated – Some people rebel against God because they’ve been unable to let go of the past—they have an unforgiving spirit.
  22. 22. • Selfishness. – Many people see biblical guidelines as restricting. – But no one can live in defiance of God’s laws and have genuine peace.
  23. 23. vi. The results of rebellion • There are always consequences for rebelling against the Lord. – Psalms 107:17-18 ― ang iban masakiton tungod sang ila mga sala, NAGAANTOS TUNGOD SANG ILA KALAUTAN; nagakaling-ad sila sa pagtanaw sa pagkaon, kag madali nalang sila mapatay. ‖
  24. 24. • When Korah conspired against Moses, God caused the ground to open up and swallow the rebel and his family (Num. 16:1-40).
  25. 25. • King Saul paid a high price for his disobedience. Not only did the Spirit depart from him, but he also became mentally disturbed. Consumed with jealousy and bitterness, Saul spent his life chasing David
  26. 26. What happens in your life when you rebel against God?
  27. 27. • Immediately, fellowship with Him is broken. • Genuine happiness, peace, and joy will disappear from your life.
  28. 28. • You will make foolish mistakes and as a result, you’ll start to doubt that the Father really loves and cares for you. • Your physical well-being may suffer. People tend to make unhealthy decisions when they are living in disobedience to the Lord.
  29. 29. vii. conclusion • Our choice is simple—submit to the Father or rebel against Him. • Either way, we will reap what we sow. But remember that obedience brings blessing; disobedience has consequences. • No one who is in rebellion against the Lord has true peace, joy, contentment, or success in life.
  30. 30. • They may look successful from the outside, but they usually aren’t satisfied with their lives. • Wise men and women choose to obey God and leave the consequences to Him.